Prediction & Picks: Webb Simpson to Win 2021 Players Championship (+2200) – Odds via Borgata NJ
Only six players have won The Players Championship on more than one occasion, and only Jack Nicklaus has won the tournament on three occasions. This month, 2018 champion Webb Simpson can join those elite ranks at TPC Sawgrass in Florida, and he’ll attempt to do so from big sleeper odds of +2200.
Brooks Koepka had our backing to get the job done at Ponte Vedra Beach until withdrawing from the competition on Monday, and Borgata New Jersey has Dustin Johnson picked as the major +1100 favorite. However, “DJ” hasn’t looked close to his best on the PGA Tour so far in 2021, leaving wiggle room to believe we could see an underdog turn heads this weekend.
Simpson beat out a competitive field to win by four strokes three years ago, and finishes of joint-sixth and joint-fourth in his last three tournament starts look very promising coming to Florida. The 35-year-old has hit just two rounds over 69 across those three appearances and is exhibiting great consistency of late, particularly in his approach play.